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Mercenary

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Mercenary

Generic portrait mercenary fe12.png
Portrait of the generic Mercenary from New Mystery of the Emblem.

Professional soldiers-for-hire with excellent abilities all around.

Weapon(s)

Sword, Axe*

Skill(s)

The Mercenary (Japanese: 傭兵 Youhei) is a sword-using class present in the Fire Emblem series. They have appeared in nearly every game, starting from the very first, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the exceptions being Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Mercenaries use swords, and generally have better attack and defense, but lower speed and luck, than myrmidons.

The term "mercenary" can refer to a unit of this class, but it also can refer to one who fights and kills for pay. For example, Raven of Blazing Sword is a mercenary unit, but does not fight for pay. However, Gerik of The Sacred Stones is a mercenary unit and also fights for pay, along with Marisa, who is a myrmidon.

Mercenaries are strong fighters, making them popular units. Their high HP and attack make them useful units who can be put in the front lines with little danger.

The Ranger class in Path of Radiance is virtually identical to the Mercenary class, different only in name.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 16 4 -- 8 10 0 5 0 7 -- Sword: 8
Gaiden 24 8 -- 8 10 0 4 1 4 -- Sword: --
Mystery of the Emblem 16 4 -- 8 10 0 5 0 7 -- Sword: ?
Thracia 776 24/20 6/5 1 7 8/9 0 5  ? 6 8/7 SNESRankSword.png D, SNESRankAxe.png E
The Binding Blade 18/16 4/3 -- 8/5 8/6 0 4/2 0 5 9/8 GBARankSword.gif: D
Blazing Sword 18/16 4/3 -- 8/5 8/6 0 4/2 0 5 9/8 GBARankSword.gif D
The Sacred Stones 18/16 4/3 -- 8/5 8/6 0 4/2 0 5 9/8 GBARankSword.gif D
Shadow Dragon 16 4 0 8 10 0 5 0 7 -- DSRankSword.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 18 4 0 8 9 0 5 0 7 -- DSRankSword.png E
Awakening 18 5 0 8 7 0 5 0 5 -- 3DSRankSword.png E
Fates 17 5 0 7 6 2 5 2 5 -- 3DSRankSword.png ?

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Sword: 20
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- Sword --*
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Sword: 20
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 SNESRankSword.png A, SNESRankAxe.png A
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 4/2 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A
Blazing Sword 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  ? -- DSRankSword.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  ? -- DSRankSword.png A
Awakening 60 26 20 28 26 30 25 23  ?? -- 3DSRankSword.png A
Fates 40 22 15 24 22 20 21 19  ?? -- 3DSRankSword.png B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Mystery of the Emblem 80% 30% -- 20% 20% -- 30% 0% -- --
Thracia 776 90% 30% 3% 30% 30% 20% 20% -- 40% --
The Binding Blade 80% 40% -- 40% 32% 30% 18% 15% -- --
Fire Emblem 80% 40% -- 40% 32% 30% 18% 20/30% -- --
The Sacred Stones 80% 40% -- 40% 32% 30% 18% 20/30% -- --
Shadow Dragon 60% 20% -20% 25% 20% 0% 5% -10% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 50% 20% -20% 25% 20% 0% 10% -10% -- --
Awakening 45% 20% 0% 25% 20% 0% 10% 5% -- --
Fates 10% 15% 0% 20% 15% 5% 10% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Awakening Is 3ds armsthrift.png Armsthrift Learned at level 1.
Awakening Is 3ds patience.png Patience Learned at level 10.
Fates Is 3ds stubbornness.png Stubbornness Learned from level 1.
Fates Is 3ds patient assurance.png Patient Assurance Learned from level 10.

Class change

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 deke mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
Using a Hero Proof, Hero Crest, or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 deke hero sword.png
Hero

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Basic class Method Promoted class Method Promoted class Method Trainee-like class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
After reaching Level 7, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
After reaching Level 10, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png
Dread Fighter
After reaching Level 10, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager

Thracia 776

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Myrmidon



Axe Fighter

Using a Knight Seal after reaching Level 10


Using a Knight Seal after reaching Level 10.
Swordmaster
or
Mercenary


Mercenary

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 gerik mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 gerik hero sword.png
Hero
or
Bs fe08 gerik ranger bow.png
Ranger
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Mercenary
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
Hero
or

Bow Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Mercenary
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
Brave Hero
or

Bow Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Playable mercenaries

Playable Characters
Name Game
Ogma Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Navarre Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light*, Mystery of the Emblem*
Caesar Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem*, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Radd Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light*, Mystery of the Emblem*
Sevr Gaiden
Kamui Gaiden
Jesse Gaiden
Samto Mystery of the Emblem*
Ralph Thracia 776
Galzus Thracia 776
Deke The Binding Blade
Ogier The Binding Blade
Raven Blazing Sword
Gerik The Sacred Stones
Gregor Awakening
Inigo Awakening
Severa Awakening
Roy Awakening*
Playable Mercenary units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy mercenaries

Enemy Units
Name Game
Aihiman Thracia 776
Zwei Thracia 776
Glass Blazing Sword
Beyard Blazing Sword
Puzon Blazing Sword
Zonta The Sacred Stones
Enemy Mercenary units in the Fire Emblem series.

Gallery


Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.